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post #1611 of 11744
installing my Bitfenix prodigy with the Silverstone ST45SF-G with the full modular cables...

This psu is built for the prodigy... no need for sleeved cables..

PSU Cables have just the right size for this case...

(Core i7 3770K
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Bitfenix Spectre Pro Led 200mm
Sharkoon sata cables etc...)..

hope to post build log soon thumb.gif
post #1612 of 11744
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Originally Posted by Alfaa View Post

I would recommend not using fanless units. They would cook in the prodigy as there is no airflow in its little shelf thingy wink.gif

If they're efficient enough, and the components aren't demanding, I don't see a huge problem. But I guess there's room for opinion.
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post #1613 of 11744
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Ouch, that's rough. In that case, Seasonic (and a few other companies) makes some awesome, modular power supplies that are small enough to be used effectively in a Prodigy. Hell, you could even look at one of Seasonic's fanless PSU's if you're looking for silent.

Thank you!
I think I'll read more about this, because I'd really like a modular PSU. I really don't understand why no one made a Platinum 450W little PSU. It'd have market I think...
post #1614 of 11744
Rosewill has a 450-watt platinum PSU, but it's not small in size and has long cables that are not modular =/ There's this PSU by Sparkle as well, which is small, but non-modular:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817103083

And Antec Earth Watts (also small but non-modular):
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371054

Kingwin is a rebrand of SuperFlower, their Laser series being the famous Golden King, I believe, but they are too large in size to fit comfortably =/

The difference between Gold and Platinum is small anyway, and some Gold PSUs are close to low end Platinum. I'd go with either kind that you find on a good deal and like. The PSU I recommended has fairly short cables, and not many of them, so it's perfectly fine that it's not modular. By the way, WiSK had a hard time sleeving the Silverstone SFX power supply because of the mirrored connectors. So even though it's modular, it's still a difficult case.

http://www.overclock.net/t/1307713/bad-modular-design-silverstone-st45sf-g
   
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post #1615 of 11744
Just wanted to bring some updates from my build log of Unobtainable:




(remember that one more GPU will get in there thumb.gif)

More pictures in the log, and please get in there to help me diside if I use a EK Black back plate for the HD 7950 card: http://www.aquatuning.de/product_info.php/info/p13224_EK-Water-Blocks-EK-FC7950-Backplate---Black.html
post #1616 of 11744
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Originally Posted by HTBites View Post

Thanks a lot!
How do the air goes out, if I don't have front mesh and ventilators? Doesn't it get stuck in the middle of the case?
Also, these noiseblockers are better than the coolink swif2-120p?
Your images persuade me, to just choose a black one, it looks nice with it smile.gif
Also, how quiet is your PSU?

Traditionally the air is expelled through the rear and top of a PC case. If you want to keep the quantity of fans low you will want to use at least a rear case fan to pull the air out of the case.

In the Prodigy it makes sense to add another fan to the front such as the Bitfenix Spectre 200 mm or 230 mm. If you do that air will definitely not get stuck in the middle of the case because the white Prodigy has small ventilation slots around the front cover.

The new Noisblocker NB-eLoop S-Series is most likely one of the best 120 mm fans money can buy. Without proof I would say yes, they are better than the coolink swif2-120p and many other fans. If you don't mind reading a German review: http://www.computerbase.de/artikel/gehaeuse-und-kuehlung/2012/test-noiseblocker-bionic-loop-luefter/

If you are asking about my PSU you will get a be quiet PSU only in Europe but it is dead silent. I am also one of the users who don't believe in big numbers, my PSU is rated at 400 W and I am overclocking a i5-2500K and a GTX 670 with it, no problem and still silent. It is the be quiet! Straightpower E9 400 W.
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Woohoo!!
All above are added. I will never let it go for so long unupdated. Thank you all for your patience! If I misses somebody, or listed something wrong, please post the correction.
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post #1618 of 11744
I have a feeling I got screwed with my purchase of this case. Mine came with feet AND handles that were completely snapped off. I asked for replacement parts over a week ago and no response. I'm hoping something will happen soon. frown.gif
post #1619 of 11744
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I have a feeling I got screwed with my purchase of this case. Mine came with feet AND handles that were completely snapped off. I asked for replacement parts over a week ago and no response. I'm hoping something will happen soon. frown.gif
If you sent in an email to support@bitfenix, it sometimes doesn't go through.. use the contact page and direct it to support:
http://www.bitfenix.com/global/en/about/contact/
post #1620 of 11744
Couple of questions about this case:
  • How good are the supplied fans - are they actual Spectre fans or just average ones that should really be replaced? I'm looking at the Nexus Real Silent or Scythe Gentle Typhoon - will it be worth upgrading?
  • Will I be able to fit a CM Hyper 212, or does it depend on other components? Looking at the dimensions, it might be a tight squeeze but people say this case can accommodate just about any CPU heatsink.
  • With the aforementioned heatsink, will I have enough room to still mount the top 120mm fan, or will the heatsink take up the fan's space?

Thanks!
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